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Billie Eilish releasing perfume based on her ‘favorite smell in the world’

The latest celebrity to reveal a signature perfume as an extension of their personal brand is perhaps not who you’d expect. 

Dolly Parton, Ariana Grande and Travis Scott have all released their own fragrances this year and we had our money on Adele to be next in line, but we’re still waiting on that one. 

In fact, it’s singer Billie Eilish who revealed the bottle for Eilish, her first fragrance set to launch next month, on her Instagram.

“Perfumes have been one of my greatest joys in life, and I’ve always wanted to make one,” the 19-year-old, told Vogue, saying she spent a little over a year designing Eilish, her first fragrance set to launch next month.

Retaining full-control of the creative process, the vanilla-heavy scent was inspired by baking with her mother as a child and growing to love the gourmand spice. The fragrance is said to be rounded out with ‘cosy’ notes of amber and musk. 

 

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“This is a scent that I’ve been chasing for years and years, she announced on her initial Instagram post“This is my favorite smell in the WORLD. Fragrance has always been such an enormous part of my life and existence since I can remember, and it was a dream to create this scent and bring my ideas to life. This has been one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done.”

Eilish also pointed out to Vogue scent has always played a key part of her creative process.

“I have synaesthesia, so my favorite smells are these like, amber-colored smells, to me, in my brain,” said Eilish of the neurological condition in which information stimulates several of your senses in different ways, including perceiving aromas as colours or objects and sounds or music as colours. It’s something Kiwi singer Lorde has also admitted she experiences. 

“I have a really strong nose, and since I was like a little kid, smells are all I think about,” Eilish said. “I associate everything through my nose—like, for real.”

The bottle is a a metallic representation of a bust the singer says isn’t based on her, or any other person. 

Created in partnership with Parlux, a global beauty company that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes prestige fragrances and has also worked with Paris Hilton, Jason Wu and Sofia Vergara, Eilish is said to be keen to extend her ideas into candles, body products and more.

The perfume is set to retail exclusively on  BillieEilishFragrances.com for US$68.

The Wonder palette from Dulux is an ode to joy and optimism

There‘s never been a better time to get adventurous with colour in our homes — not only do warmer days ahead make us want to welcome bright hues into our spaces, but colour conveys joy and optimism, things we are in need of right now in particular.

The Wonder palette from the Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 is the ideal palette for the moment. Featuring playful pastels and summery hues like cornflower blue, lilac, lemon, green quartz and rose gold, it‘s bound to bring new life to our living areas and lift our spirits. “One of the best things about embracing more colour in your home is that it really gives you the ability to add your own personality to a space,” says Dulux Colour Specialist Davina Harper. “A room or wall painted in a colour you love can really bring a sense of joy each time you walk into a room.”

Living through times where we have been at home more than ever, the Wonder palette can revitalise your rooms if you‘re feeling fatigued from staring at those same white walls. It helps to make the home environment a cheerful space and adds some intrigue. Plus, using a range of colours throughout your home can create a different feel within each room, an important consideration particularly if you are working or studying from home. “Colour is also a useful way to help define areas in your home,” says Harper. “For example, you can use colour to help differentiate a dining area or an office nook in an open-plan space.”

While it’s tempting to play it safe with neutrals at home, Wonder invites joyful experimentation. To put the palette to the test, Harper suggests starting small. “If you are unsure about using some of the brighter colours in the Wonder palette, try introducing one or two of them in easily replaced objects like a vase, cushion or planter,” she says. “Alternatively, try using them in smaller spaces such as a bedroom, toilet or laundry where a bold colour can really add personality and liven up the space. I’d recommend picking your favourite colour from the palette and pairing it with a crisp white like Southern Alps.”

Don‘t be afraid to extend the aesthetic of the Wonder palette to the rest of your home décor. Surprising combinations underpin the whimsical nature of this look — for example, try mixing delicate florals with check prints, or sleek contemporary furniture with needlepoint cushions and fluted glass. Harper says nothing is off- limits. “The key to this palette is to have fun and don’t be afraid to play around with different colour combinations and styles.”

 

To explore the Wonder palette or to order up to four free Large Colour Swatches, visit www.dulux.co.nz/colourforecast

 

Credits: Styling by Bree Leech. Photography by Lisa Cohen. Artwork in image 1: “Empty Wishes” by Gabrielle Jones, Studio Gallery. Artwork in image 2: “Afternoon sun on the wildflowers” by Mandy Francis, Studio Gallery.

Colours shown as close as possible to the actual paint colours. Always confirm your final colour choice with a Dulux Sample Pot. 

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